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Irika Sargent to Join WFOR as Anchor in May

Irika Sargent PhotoMiami CBS owned station WFOR has announced Irika Sargent will be joining Rick Folbaum as co-anchor of the evening newscasts.

“We are excited to welcome Irika Sargent to CBS4,” Adam Levy, VP and GM of WFOR-WBFS said in a statement. “Irika will be another key addition to the talented and experienced news team we have here and we look forward to having her partner with Rick, starting in May.”

Sargent comes from KPRC in Houston where she is a weekend anchor and nightside reporter. She has also worked in Mobile, AL, Columbia, MO, and London, England.

She is currently a member of the New York Bar Association.

Levy also spoke about Cynthia Demos who currently anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. news with Folbaum and had been filling in after Shannon Hori left the station last year. “Cynthia has given us an experienced and steady hand at the anchor desk during our evening newscasts the past several months and we look forward to having her continue to be a key contributor to our success.”

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Rick Folbaum Leaves Fox News for WFOR

Rick Folbaum, who has been with Fox News nearly from the start, is leaving the network and has been named an anchor at WFOR the CBS-owned station in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale.

Folbaum joined Fox News in 1996, left in 2006 to anchor at Fox-owned WNYW in New York, and returned to FNC in 2009 where he has been anchor of “America’s News Headquarters” on Saturdays.

A WFOR spokesperson tells TVSpy Folbaum will join the station in late August on a Monday-Friday schedule, but it’s not known which shows he’ll anchor. The station has seen two main anchors depart in the last six months: Shannon Hori left WFOR in May for WAVE in Louisville, and Antonio Mora departed in December. Last week, Mora was named a primetime anchor for the new Al Jazeera America.

Folbaum, a Syracuse University grad and father of five, will have his last day at Fox News Aug. 9.

On the Move, 5/23/13

Shannon Hori is leaving WFOR in Miami for WAVE in Louisville, where she will be primary anchor. In her new role, she will go by her married name, Shannon Cogan.

After seven months freelancing at KCBS in Los Angeles, Andrea Fujii becomes a full-time staff reporter for the CBS O&O.

Alexandra Limon returns to her native Los Angeles as she joins KTTV. She was previously a reporter for KIRO in Seattle.

Julie Luck joins WFMY in Greensboro as the primary anchor. Luck left rival WGHP last year.

Matt DeLucia jumps 36 markets as he joins WCAU in Philadelphia as a reporter. For the past four years, he has been a reporter at KVVU in Las Vegas. Read more

Shannon Hori Changing Markets and Last Name

Shannon Hori will go by her married name of Cogan when she joins Louisville, KY, NBC affiliate WAVE as the 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. anchor on July 1.

Cogan (Hori) is currently the evening anchor for Miami CBS owned station WFOR. This will be a return to Louisville for Cogan, who worked as a morning anchor for the local CBS affiliate WLKY early in her career.

GossipExtra’s Jose Lambiet reported in early April, Hori’s contract negotiations were not going well with CBS and she wanted out.

Before coming to Miami, she also worked at KTVT in Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando NBC affiliate WESH, and WTWO in Terre Haute, IN.

Image: WFOR

[Orlando Sentinel]

WFOR Still Talking About Last Year’s BCS Championship Game

Miami’s CBS owned station WFOR put up the wrong graphic for its 6 p.m. report about preparations for next week’s BCS Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama. The graphic on the big monitor behind anchors Shannon Hori and Josh Benson showed last year’s matchup between LSU and Alabama.

This year’s BCS National Championship Game will be played Monday in Miami.

[SFLTV]

WFOR’s Shannon Hori On Being Miami’s First Asian-American Anchor

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel profiles Shannon Hori, an anchor at Miami CBS O&O WFOR. The Asian-American Hori talks about how her background has impacted her career:

On camera, she is the Fort Lauderdale-Miami TV market’s first and only Asian-American primary TV news anchor, and one of the few nationwide in top TV markets. Off-camera, the third-generation Japanese-American shares stories about her bicultural upbringing at local and national events.

“It’s my way of giving back and being thankful,” Hori says during a recent weekday at WFOR in Doral. “Our world has become so much smaller because of the Internet.  Read more

Veteran Eliott Rodriguez Reclaims Weeknight Anchor Seat as WFOR Shuffles On-Air Roster

Miami’s WFOR is shuffling its on-air roster and Eliott Rodriguez (left), who has been with the CBS O&O for over a decade, is reclaiming his former spot at the weekday evening anchor desk.

WFOR announced today that Rodriguez would replace Antonio Mora as Shannon Hori‘s co-anchor for the station’s 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts.  Rodriguez had served as WFOR’s main anchor until 2008, when he was replaced by Mora, who jumped to WFOR from Chicago’s WBBM. Since then, he has been working the station’s noon and 5:30 p.m. newscasts.

Mora will now anchor the 6 p.m. newscast solo as Hori will team with Rodriguez from 5 to 6 p.m., in addition to 11.  Cynthia Demos, who had been anchoring 5:30 p.m. as well as the 10 p.m. newscast on sister station WBFS, will now focus exclusively on the 10 p.m. show.

“These new assignments will maximize the strengths of each of our anchors,” said Adam Levy, WFOR’s vice president and general manager, in making the announcement. “We look forward to having Eliott, Shannon, Antonio and Cynthia continue to play major roles for us.”